There were several parts in New Moon which caught my attention while I was reading the book. Here they are:
1. BELLA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Despite the awful ending of the party, I loved the party scene which was described as “Alice, I assumed had covered every flat surface with pink candles dozens of crystal bowls filled with hundreds of roses. There was a table with a white cloth draped over it beside Edward’s grand piano, holding a pink birthday cake, more roses, a stack of glass plates, and a small pile of silver-wrapped presents.” It was such a beautiful scene especially with all the Cullens in it and it would have been the perfect party that everyone had dreamed of.
2. JASPER TRIED TO TAKE A BITE OUT OFF BELLA
That was a really fast scene and Edward acted impulsively by pushing Bella out off the way to save her but she gets pushed into a table and she landed on scattered crystals. It was a really interesting scene because it shows us the true nature of vampires.
3. EDWARD’S FAREWELL SCENE WITH BELLA
I cried as I read this scene as it was so heart breaking. The break up was so painful and emotional that I felt through the pages and it saddened me. Stephanie put a lot of effort into this sad moment. Edward leaves Bella and tells her that he doesn’t want…yes, DON’T WANT her anymore!!! It was like a knife had been stabbed into Bella’s heart as he said “You’re not good for me, Bella.” Translation: You are not good enough for me. Ouch, that hurts really badly especially when a guy says that to you.
4. JACOB AND BELLA’S TALK
Bella confronts Jacob about his bizarre behavior and he tells her that they can’t be friends anymore. How much can a broken heart take being rejected twice by the people she loved? Poor Bella isn’t having much of a great year with plenty of heartaches and sorrow. She is left alone and her heart is broken at different places.
5. BELLA’S CLIFF DIVING STUNT
Bella jumps off the cliff that the La Push gang jumped off but she didn’t noticed the strong current of the water. She isn’t strong enough to swim to shore and gives up despite Edward’s pleading voice to keep swimming and she drowns but is saved by Jacob.
6. Saving Edward
Bella and Alice hurries to Italy to stop Edward from committing suicide by pleading to the Volturi leaders, Aro, Marcus and Caius. She stops Edward in time before he reveals himself to humans but is brought to see the Volturi alongside Bella despite his protest.
7. THE VOLTURI SCENE
Aro is fascinated by Bella’s gift to protect her mind and the complexity of their relationship that he questions Edward. He is faced with ‘La tua cantante’ which means singer that refers to Bella’s blood sings for Edward but he resist it. It was a remarkable scene as the Volturi leaders are conservative and their thoughts are different from other vampires. They are known as royal and at least three thousand years old but the remain hidden in the town of Volturra.
8. BACK TO FORKS
Bella and Edward returns to Forks with the other Cullens and Edward tells Bella the truth of them leaving Forks: to protect her from the vampire world. He promises to not leave Forks without her and tells Bella that he loves her. It was a beautiful scene as he talks to Bella and confesses his love to Bella. I could almost faint with the words that he used.
9. THE DISSCUSSION
Bella discusses with the Cullens on her immortality and they vote for it except Rosalie and Edward. Edward is devastated that he damages something in the beautiful Cullens home but I doubt that it would matter as the have lots of money and spend it endlessly. Carlisle promises after graduation though.
10. THE PROPOSAL
Edward proposes to Bella in an unformal manner if she wants him to change her and she is reluctant to accept that condition as she doesn’t want to spark gossip in the town. I loved this scene too as it was hilarious and I could die if Edward proposes to me.